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Welcome to Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy

Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy is a strong believer in the Positive Coaching Alliance. We strive to follow their ideals and teach with the focus of developing the athlete as a person and create success from within first.

Why Positive Is Powerful

A positive approach gets the most from youth and high school athletes, which is what coaches, parents, and the athletes themselves want. Staying positive also helps youth get the most out of sports.

Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise, and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition.

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Trampoline and Tumbling


Find the perfect class or team in one of our many programs!

Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy in Port Charlotte, Florida, offers year-long programs, classes, and competitive teams  for both girls and boys. Call us to book reservations for free trial classes:

Recreational Programs

  • Gymnastics
  • Trampoline and Tumbling
  • Cheer Tumble

Competitive Programs

  • Gymnastics
  • Cheer
  • Trampoline & Tumbling


"We have been at Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy for over 6 years. Both of our children started in the Parent & Tot classes. They continued with Tumble Bugs and moved onto the competitive teams. We have found that Horizon is a very special place, an extended family of sorts. Our children love being there and we feel confident

in the excellent training and safe environment provided at this gym.

“The coaches care and treat the gymnasts like individuals applauding and celebrating new skills and encouraging them to continually grow. Individual plans for gymnasts are constantly implemented by the coaching staff. Finally, most of all, the owner and head coach, Shelly Proa is approachable.

“She manages to make personal connections with gymnasts and parents. She will either take the time right there and then, or return a call or text in response to questions or concerns. This personalized and caring approach is what makes the Horizon team a gym we have trusted for our children for many years."

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